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tundra where players even made snow angels on the field. melinda: good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm melinda davenport. andy: and i'm andy choi. ben has the morning off. it's 5:30 on this monday, december 4th. if you parked outside, you'll probably have to brush your car off this morning before leaving for work and school. several inches of snow fell in parts of southeast wisconsin. the snow wrapped up overnight. let's start your day with a check of the weather watch 12 forecast. in the weather center. sally: i thought that the snow was pretty and pretty drive in this morning. temperatures are not bad. often after a winter storm, we get much, much colder air, but that is not the case. 34 at the airport. skies mostly cloudy. in fact, a little bit of low clouds and patchy fog early this morning.
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through the clouds this afternoon. we reach up to 37-39 degrees. we melt a lot of the snow. now the clouds are thickening up overnight and holding the lows in the 30s. >> thank you, sal. 5:31. communities across southeast wisconsin are cleaning up from the snow. before you get in the car, get out the snow brush. hillary is joining us live with more on the clean up. good morning, hillary. reporter: good morning, yes, if were not parked inside of a garage last night, and parked out like these people, you better have a snow brush this morning. there is 2-3 inches. this is an idea of what you are going to find out here this morning. a little work this morning to clear this out. allow a little extra time for that. wear the snow boots this
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melting. it is messy this morning. 94 right here. everybody is zipping along at normal highway speeds this morning. so again, just a little clearing off of the cars. other than that, it is not icy or anything. so not too bad with that. a few people doing that this morning. again, everyis and moving along. hey, this is wisconsin, if this were florida we would be concerned, but we are used to this here. >> that's the attitude. >> 200 businesses and homes are
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we energies says tree limbs and branches were touching power lines yesterday because of snow accumulation. that caused fuses and breakers to blow. crews were out overnight making repairs. this morning a few dozen customers are still without electricity. andy: a wisconsin state trooper is ok this morning after a driver slammed into his squad car during yesterday's snow. he posted this picture on facebook as a reminder for drivers to slow down in bad weather. trooper dave schmidt says the crash happened while protecting another crash scene. he says the cruiser is totaled. it is state law to move over and slow down for emergency vehicles. >> and now let's take a live look at the roads from our department of transportation cameras. you can see the snow on the shoulders but the roads are pretty clear. overpasses are the first surfaces to get slick when temperatures dip. >> recount in michigan must start by today. tim. tim: late last night, a judge rejected an effort by state officials to delay the hand counting the state's 4.8 million ballots to wednesday. green party presidential candidate jill stein, who requested the recount, said this delay would have cut the recount
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president-elect donald trump won michigan with a little more than 10,000 votes. this weekend she gave up her bid for an election recount in pennsylvania. stein is supposed to make an announcement about her next steps later today outside trump tower in new york. back to you. >> tim, thank you. election officials in wisconsin hope to have the presidential recount finished one week from today. workers in milwaukee will spend today sorting through the city's 65,000 absentee ballots. that's a new record. they will start work at at 8:00 this morning. during the recount yesterday, the clinton campaign picked up 13 votes in racine county. those voters were not counted on election night due to non-standard pens used to mark ballots. the recount must be finished by next tuesday the federally mandated deadline. the green party is covering the cost of the recount. >> the packers are back on the 500 mark and now four games are left in the season and the
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playoffs. a for frozen yesterday afternoon and the packers taking leaf into half time and tied up in the 4th and then back to back drives for the packers. held off the texans for the victory. >> i think it really talks about where we are at as team. the injuries unfortunate by the guys are coming back battling through it. every game is a must-win. fortunately we got this win, especially with the conditions, but you know, on to seattle and making the corrections that we did, we had a good game up to the big play in which we gave up. but otherwise i thought that we did a pretty good job. >> andy: tonight at lambeau field, julius peppers and nick perry are signing autographs for fans. it's all to benefit the salvation army.
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season, different players are signing autographs to raise money for those red kettles. fans are asked to donate a minimum of $20. quarterback aaron rodgers has pledged to match each of those donations during the autograph signings. melinda: wisn 12 news time is 5:36. a baby born in mid air. andy: next on "wisn 12 news this morning," who stepped in to help the new mother when her water broke on a southwest airplane. melinda: and later, health scare at the south pole. new information about why buzz aldrin had to be evacuated from the bottom of the world and how we'll be right back. would you say no to a lot more money? [excited scream] you just won a million dollars! no thanks. nice balloons, though! or no to more vacation days? janet, i'm giving you an extra week's vacation!
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>> after yesterday's know mostly temperatures are not bad 31-35. visibility is good, but lingering low level clouds and i do anticipate the low clouds around for this morning. some patchy fog is possible for us. i also anticipate a peek or two of the sun midday. the temperatures how about 33 brookfield. 32 waukesha. 34 mitchell international. you can see readings are not bad with the west winds.
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upper 30s. >> sal, thank you. wisn 12 news time now is 5:39. new this morning, the front landing collapses as a plane lands in texas. andy: the skywest flight was on its way from houston to monterrey, mexico yesterday but had to make an emergency landing. a passenger from another plane captured the moment the plane's front wheel gave way. the pilot had diverted the flight to san antonio where the plane's nose gear collapsed after landing. crew members deployed emergency slides and evacuated the passengers. thankfully, no o skywest is still looking into the exact cause of that landing gear issue. andy: also new this morning, a baby born in mid air on a flight to orlando. melinda: other passengers stepped in to help when the mother went into labor yesterday. you can hear the infant crying on this cell phone video captured by another passenger. two doctors and a nurse helped
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the southwest jet made an emergency landing in charleston. emt's met the plane and took the parents and newborn to the hospital. >> wisn 12 news time is 5:41. construction halted on the north dakota pipeline. >> speaker of the house weighs in on the decision to stop the work for now on the project. >> later, a hero's welcome for those that survived the pearl harbor attack. the events planned in wisconsin to honor those that lost
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>> we are 5:44, monday morning. we take a peek over the last 24 hours. we had plows for snow that fell better than three inches in parts of jefferson county. the snow is done for now.
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swing. we saw the snow yesterday. much colder air that is diving in about midweek. i will take a look at the temperatures falling back into the 20s for the highs. >> sally, thank you. >> now to traffic watch. this is 43 mitchell interchange. we head into the 6:00 hour. you will want to be careful on the commute. things are still in the green. travel times... >> 5:44. melinda: a victory this morning for the opponents of the dakota access pipeline. the army corps of engineers denied a permit for the pipeline to be built under a lake. house speaker paul ryan is slamming that move. on twitter, he called the decision quote, big government decision making at its worst. the army corps announced yesterday that it will not allow the three billion dollar pipeline to be built under a lake in north dakota.
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pipeline construction for months. they say it could contaminate their water and destroy some ancient native american sites. the developers are being told to find alternate routes. andy: crews are still trying to find victims of that deadly nightclub fire in oakland, california. tim has more on the details of the search. tim. tim: so far 33 people have been confirmed dead and investigators say they expect to find more victims. reporter dana griffin from our sister station in oakland has the latest in what's now the deadliest fire ever in that city. >> well, the work is continuing this morning as crews are searching for victims. it could take days before finding out the official cause of the fire, but they are confident they are going to determine what happened inside of this building. we know it is a very pain staking process for investigators as they comb
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building. we have seen the raw emotions over the last several days, families, loved ones and friends dropping off flowers and candles close to site to pay respects. >> no one deserves to die like this. >> i lost ten friends as i know of now. >> the death toll is expected to rise. there is a portion of this searched and including trailers inside that were used as living spaces. we are expecting more information at a press conference this morning. >> thank you. a dj from madison was supposed to have played at the club the night of the fire broke out. joel shanahan who goes by the stage name golden donna posted on facebook that he is safe but that several of his friends are missing. andy? andy: we're getting a look at all the damage left behind from the massive wildfires in
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around 1700 buildings have been damaged or destroyed by the flames. the death toll in the fires is also rising. 14 people now confirmed dead. the latest was an 81-year-old woman who died after crashing her car while fleeing the fire. 134 others have been hurt. melinda: wisn 12 news time is 5:48. wednesday is the 75th anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor, which plunged the united states into world war two. >> right now, 75 of survivors of the attack and other world war two veterans are in hawaii for a week of events to commemorate the bombing. they received a hero's welcome saturday in honolulu. some of the men were 18 and 19 years old the day of the attack. their entire trip to hawaii was donated by the honor flight. >> it was a great flight and everybody was so good to us. it's unbelievable. i don't have the words to say what i want to say.
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>> we have learned that president obama and prime minister of japan is visiting pearl harbor together at the end of this month. >> there is programs to honor the 2400 people that died when the andy: later today, the milwaukee police department will swear in a new class of recruits. the ceremony is at 10:00 at the police academy on teutonia. 46 men and 12 women make up this class. the recruits will to through six months of training and should hit the streets by next summer. as we hit the streets this morning, turning now to sally with a look at the roads. we are easing into it. sally: exactly, a couple inches of snow, a little at a time is the way to go.
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with the lows in the teens. colder air is moving in, especially during the day wednesday. now, early this morning mostly cloudy skies. we are dry on the network. the snow has moved well to the north and to the east. keeping an eye on the low pressure and a couple of cool fronts over the northern plains and that is where the chilly air is. teens in north dakota and parts of montana and in moving in for us later on tuesday night and wednesday once the bound ris have moved through. 18 great falls. elsewhere, temperatures are not bad. most of the locations at or above the seasonal normals. 34 at the airport right now. the clouds around for this morning. i anticipate the sun coming from behind the clouds as we look at
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just a little bit. now the temperatures above freezing. if we break out the sun, we are melting a lot of the snow across southern wisconsin. we are not getting a bucket of sunshine. the clouds are filling in overnight and looking at the lows in the low 30s. now, tuesday, mostly cloudy in the morning. there is a chance of a little stray flurry or a light mix. most of us staying dry. cool tuesday night and the temperatures will take a nose dive as we move into wednesday. how about the upper 30s. the snow melting temperatures. 32 tonight. cloudy skies tomorrow. clearing later in the day. windy and chilly for wednesday and thursday. the temperatures falling back to the 20s. the next chance for snow headed
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>> melinda: new information about why space pioneer buzz aldrin had to be evacuated from the south pole. tim elliott is live in the wisn 12 newsroom with those details. >> 87 years old and checking out the south pole. he was showing signs of altitude sickness and his lung started to fill with fluid. the 86-year-old traveled to the south pole last tuesday with his son as part of a tour group. on friday, he started to get short of breath and his oxygen levels were low so a medical team had him medi-vac'd to new zealand. days until his lungs clear up. armstrong is taking it all in stride posting pictures like this one on twitter. having fun there in the hospital. he's feeling better. aldrin was the second man to walk on the moon, after neil armstrong in 1969. back to you. >> tim, thank you. melinda: you can get alerts sent straight to your phone to let you know when the international space station is flying over your house. nasa has set up an entire website to help you spot the station.
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seen from your location. the international space station is the third brightest object in the sky and visible without a telescope. andy: new this morning, we are getting another look at the upcoming sequel to guardians of the galaxy. >> try again. >> i am groot. >> mmhm. >> am groot. >> uh huh. >> am groot. >> noooo! marvel just released this new trailer for "guardians of the galaxy volume two". there are plenty of new shots of the trailer features the guardians in action, backed by the song "fox on the run" by 70's glam rockers the sweet. the film hits theaters next may. andy: warner brothers just announced the release date for "aquaman." the stand alone film starring jason momoa as the aquatic hero will hit theaters october 5th, 2018. that is according to the hollywood reporter. momoa had a cameo as aquaman earlier this year in "batman
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melinda: at the box office this weekend, disney's "moana" finished in first place for the second week in a row. it earned $28 million. the movie features the voice of dwayne, the rock, johnson and original music co-written by 'hamilton' creator lin-manuel miranda. the harry potter spinoff "'fantastic beasts and where to find them" came in second place with $18.5 million, and the sci-fi drama "arrival" dropped to third place. melinda: wisn 12 news time is 5:54. starting today you'll have some places to eanc andy: coming up on "wisn 12 news this morning," the one milwaukee spot where five new restaurants are opening up. melinda: plus: thinking spring on this very winter-like morning. the milestone the brewers fans
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>> welcome back. more people are choosing to use digital wallets when shopping. do you? >> i'm getting to it. that is according to a survey, quarter of the consumers use them and hafr plan to make a gift purchase with it. they found that most of the digital users are saying they would use it more if more merchants allowed them to pay that way. >> keep this in mind, survey ranked airlines on the best in-flight food. last year the winner virgin
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tying for second though delta and air canada. each airline is assign add health score based on ten things, including health and calories of the meals and snacks. >> american airlines is rolling out the new uniforms and now they are looking for a recall and saying that the outfits are making people sick. the airline has done three rounds of results are in line with the standards. >> ford has issued a recall of 700,000 vehicles saying the the seat belts could fail. the recall included some 2013-2016 fusions and lincoln mkz models. the parts can overheat and
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problem. the news continues right now. >> good morning. welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm melinda davenport.>> it is just about 6:00 on this monday, december 5th. right now, the packers keep the playoff hopes alive with a win at the frozen lambeau why the team says that the snow made the fun more fun. >> first to weather weatherwatch 12. several inches of snow fell and we are watching the conditions. first to sally in the weather center. >> slush is lingering on the sides of the frees and the temperatures not bad. a nice couple of days and highs
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some patchy fog. 34 over 30. now the temperatures 30 at walk saw. 32 at the dells. 35 port. 33 for racine and kenosha. for today, mostly cloudy skies this morning and into the afternoon, the peek or two of the sun with highs around 38. clouds tonight. >> sal, thank you. southeast wisconsin is up from snow. if you parked outside, look at this. time to brush off your car before leaving for work or school today. hillary mintz is live with more on the clean up. good morning, hillary. reporter: good morning, melinda. a little nuisance snow. we are in a subdivision here off of barker road, north of blue monday. this is an idea of the neighborhoods this morning.

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